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Norton Rose to run new 'innovation' focused graduate scheme

17th December 2018

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the launch of their new graduate scheme focused on business and legal operations.

 Two roles will be available in March 2019 and a further four starting in September 2019. Intakes will begin annually in September, thereafter. The two-year programme will mirror the firm’s traditional training contract for graduates, built around four six-month rotations through the following teams: business solutions; commercial management; innovation; legal project management; and pricing and resource management.

 The LPC will not be required for the programme and open to people from a law and non-law background. Graduates who complete the scheme will be offered permanent roles, although importantly, the programme does not lead to qualification as a solicitor. However, graduates can qualify into other areas.

Norton Rose’s decision follows that of magic circle firm Allen & Overy, who earlier this year set-up a graduate training scheme focusing on legal technology and project management. 

David Carter, Commercial Director: “We are delighted to offer a comprehensive business and legal operations graduate scheme. The scheme reflects the immediate need for new team members, to meet both client and internal demand following the early success of NRF Transform, our global change and innovation program. The scheme also reflects our commitment to build the teams involved for the long term.

Martin McCann, Partner, Global Head of Business and Global Sponsor of NRF Transform: “Everything that is exciting about the legal sector at the moment is reflected in this graduate scheme. The delivery of legal services is “ Transforming” and the leading law firms know that their future success is linked to how they adjust the traditional model. This is a chance for ambitious graduates to join the teams we have in London and in our Newcastle Hub, helping us to deliver a consistently better service to clients.”

Apply for the scheme here.